You cannot make purchases or update apps until you change or update your payment method.
If you have an unpaid balance in the App Store or iTunes Store, you might see one of these messages:
- “There is a billing problem with a previous purchase. Please edit your billing info to correct the problem.”
- “There is a billing problem with a previous purchase. Click Purchase History to view and correct the problem. If you cancel you will not be able to buy until this billing issue has been resolved.”
To resolve this, add a new payment method or update the billing information for your current payment method. Your unpaid balance will be charged. Then you can make other purchases and update your apps, including free apps.
Find out why a payment method can’t be charged
When you view your list of payment methods, you might see red text that summarizes why the payment method couldn’t be charged.
If something is wrong with the primary payment method that you have on file, a different payment method will be charged. Learn about how purchases are billed.
If none of your payment methods can be charged, your last order will remain unpaid. View your purchase history to see your recent purchases and find out which order is unpaid.
Update or change your payment method
You can update your billing information or add a payment method in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or in iTunes on your Mac or PC. If there’s an issue with the billing address or expiration date, tap or click the payment method, then update the payment information.
If you change your payment method, use a valid payment method in your country or region with money available on it. To prevent unpaid orders in the future, you can add multiple payment methods to your Apple ID.
If you use Family Sharing and you see a message about a billing problem with a previous purchase, the family organizer must update their billing information.
Get more help
If you still need help, contact Apple Support.